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Gloria Estefan:  I would love for anyone who watches the film to take away, first of all, the feeling of where the music came from.  There are a lot of African roots in not only Latin music but particularly the Cuban music. 

I think that you see the longevity of this genre, the fact that it is still very much alive.  And on this record, even though we did a little more fusion than we did on Matera, it is very much roots oriented and people still enjoy it and it still sounds fresh.  It is not getting recorded a lot but for us it was a responsibility to preserve, as they have, all these amazing maestros and legends that are on this record as they have spent their lives doing to keep the music alive in its pure form and also, as in my pop career, in that fusion that was who we are, you know, from our homeland and mixed in with this homeland because I feel very much the United States, to me, is also my homeland.  So I hope that people realize that music is something that really does transcend many, many different things.

May 2, 2008

The take away is where the music came from.

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